Chilli Flacks work a great deal to spice up our meals. Indian cuisine is known to contain a generous amount of spice, which not only make the food taste better but also provide many health benefits. Loaded with essential minerals and vitamins, chillies are a must-have addition in our day-to-day diet. Now, there are two kinds of chillies found commonly in our households – green chillies and red chillies (mostly in the powder form). Lately, a debate has sprung up on which chilli is better than the other.
Divided opinions from every corner have left many confused who are unable to make a stern decision. Despite the ambiguity, people have started replacing red chilli powder with green chill, which is considered to be a more potent source of spice. As the common notion goes in the world of food – anything which is green is good for health. Studies have proved that green chillies promote health and overall well-being in ways more than one.
- Chilli Flakes are nothing but aged green chillies, which turned red and dried up with time. They lose most of their water content and worse, a major chunk of nutrients as well.
- Chilli Flakes are usually consumed in powdered form. The process poses the danger of adulteration of the final product. In addition to that, there is always a possibility of store-bought red chilli powder containing added synthetic colour.
- Green chillies have higher water content and zero calories. It’s the perfect pick for those who are watching their weight but can’t do without their daily dose of spice.
- If indigested in excess, red chilli causes internal inflammation, which can lead to peptic ulcer or even stomach cancer.
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.2 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 7 mg||0%|
|Potassium 340 mg||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9 g||3%|
|Dietary fiber 1.5 g||6%|
|Sugar 5 g|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Vitamin A||23%||Vitamin C||404%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||15%|
|*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|